Friday, April 24, 2009

Canada Expands Citizenship to Their Lost

Canada spreads news about its new citizenship law in this video

On April 17th Canada restored citizenship to those who renounced it from 1947 to 1977 and their children. Canada is spread the news far and wide via news stories and Youtube.

The change is designed to restore citizenship to those Canada feels it has lost. There were hundreds of thousands of Canadians who left for the United States who renounced citizenship to become Americans, some World War II soldiers emigrated and had children elsewhere, religious groups in the prairie provinces moved to Latin America, and some were born in American hospitals and failed to become citizens because of a loop hole. All those who left and their children are automatically Canadian citizens; however, they must claim their citizenship.

Catholicgauzes maternal side has some Canadian heritage. Part of my mom's branch was from Scotland but was impressed into the British army to fight against the American revolution. That branch later moved between Ontario and New York several times. Another branch of my mother's immigrated from Saskatchewan in the late 1800s. But none of this grants me Canadian citizenship under the new rules.


Canada Realtor said...

I'm very proud of our Government for doing this. Plus, Great job on the video, it's really cute. Although kind of stereotypical. Nevertheless, it's great news for all those people who needed their citizenship to be restored. Welcome to Canada.

Take care, Elli

Anonymous said...

Can we return William Shatner to them, eh?